Basement playrooms are perfect for kids of any age, and the space can change with them as they grow. When we design basement playrooms, one of the first features we plan for is storage. Storage is an important factor to consider when designing basement playrooms because your storage needs will change over time. The storage solutions must evolve from being child proof to child friendly as they get older. Toys of all shapes and sizes will need to be put away, and the right combination of storage solutions can keep basement playrooms orderly.
We also factor in things like flooring. Basement playrooms typically get a lot of use, wear and tear with strollers and ride on toys, so we often recommend commercial grade laminate floors. Area rugs are great for the early years to help cushion the frequent falls and tumbles.
Then, there is the paint. The right paint is important because at some point, they will be used as a canvas, capturing the creative coloring of the kids. Markers and crayons can become permanent stains if the right paint is not used.
Basement Playrooms – Toddlers
It’s safety first for toddler play areas. Consider a neoprene sponge floor and avoid furniture with hard edges and sharp corners.
Basement Playrooms – Tweens
It’s storage, storage, storage as tweens collect a lot of toys and are reluctant to give up the toys from their childhood.
Basement Playrooms – Teens
It’s sound-proofing, sound-proofing, sound-proofing for playrooms for teens. Video games, drums, electric guitars are noisy!
Basement playrooms rank #8 on our list of great finished basement ideas.